Dinner tonight was roast pork loin, sweet potatoes, and a stir fried medley of vegetables. The accompaniment: 2000 Palmer Alter-Ego. This is their second growth wine, but many critics feel it’s of the same quality as the other Grand-Cru wines of Bordeaux. It’s a gorgeous bottle. It has a beautiful floral / fruit nose, with intense flavours of cassis, plum fruits, and a little pencil lead. Long finish, with little to no heat. I have two more of these, which I will be saving.
Following the main course we ate apple pie, a la mode, accompanied by Chateau des Charmes 1998 Late Harvest Riesling. The acidity of the Riesling grape was a nice complement to the pie, but there was also enough sweet that it wasn’t overwhelmed.